Monday, 2 November 2009

Inspired by heritage

I have finished off one of my pieces for my Inspired by heritage residency project today. This bracelet is inspired by a number of objects from the museum collection of Whitby Museum. The patterns on both sides of the pieces are made using photo polymer plates. I have made the plates from photographs of objects in the museum collections.

On the underlying surface the patterns are created from photographs of spears made from wood and shark teeth. On the top or outer curve the patters are from pressed flowers preserved in the herbaria and not usually on display. The design of the form used to make the shapes is inspired by this beautiful shell necklace from the Pacific which is part of the ethnographic collections and currently on display in the Cook and Scoresby room of the museum. The very textured inner curve also has gold applied using the tradition technique of keum boo.

The piece has been oxidised and then highlights polished back up.


Joy Funnell said...

Oh looks great. Why won't my computer blow up the photos :( . Um... ongoing problem at my end I think?

Joy x

Lynne Glazzard said...

No, think the problem is here as my computer won't let me blow any of this set up..... am really puzzled by this.

silverpebble said...

Hello Lynne. This is such a beautiful piece.

I've been using your tips for improving my enamelling and I still have a way to go. I think I still need some tuition!